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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:50 AM
(Created by those who love perfume…and are sometimes a little silly.)
AdG: Acqua di Gio, by Giorgio Armani
AdP: Acqua di Parma
AdV: Aedes de Venustas
ALDEHYDE FEVER: A condition that often results from over sniffing too many vintage or original formula discontinued fragrances that often arrive in RAOK*random act of kindness* parcels. Symptoms include (but are not limited to) flushed face, tingling, lightheadedness, erratic heartbeat, headache, itchy nose and sneezing. Treatment: fresh air
ANOSMIC: the inability to perceive odor or a lack of functioning olfaction; may be temporary or permanent.
APLS: Absolue Pour Le Soir, by Francis Kurkdjian
APOM: A Part of Me, by Francis Kurkdjian
AXEHOLE: A guy who uses an obscene amount of Axe (or similar noxious body spray)
BASENOTES: Online reference guide to fragrances with reviews and a searchable database
BATCH CODE: A series of letters, numbers, or both, sometimes at the base of the bottle or box, indicating its production date or version
BEAST MODE: Extreme projection of a fragrance
BLIND BUY: Purchasing a full bottle of perfume without having tried it first.
BNIB: Brand New In Box; new perfume, box is unopened
BPAL: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
BUMP: When someone in an online fragrance thread types something, sometimes even the word "Bump" to get it to rise to the top of the feed. (Not allowed in FFF, incidentally.)
CdG: Comme des Garçons
CdR: Cuir de Russie, by Chanel usually. May also be applied to Creed but usually Chanel.
CF: Carnal Flower, by Frederic Malle
CLOSED: In the context of a Split, means the bottle in question has been spoken for completely by various people who have signed up for portions of its contents.
CODE: Stands for a coupon code or discount code to a particular website.
CONUS: Seller ships within the Continental United States Only.
DECANT: Perfume transferred from its original container into smaller containers.
DESIGNER: Luxury brands that also have companion fragrances, providing mass appeal and allowing consumers to buy into the lifestyle and ethos that these brands represent simply by smelling like they can afford it.
DHI: Dior Homme Intense
DRY OIL: a skin moisturizing oil made with a sprayable evaporating liquid silicone called cyclomethicone
DUCH-BAG: A hard-core fan of Betrand Duchaufour.
ECC: Égoïste Cologne Concentrée, by Chanel
EDC: Eau de Cologne - a perfumed liquid containing a fragrant oils lower in concentration than in eau de toilette
EDP: Eau de Parfum - a perfumed liquid containing a percentage of fragrant oils that is lower than that in perfume but greater than that in eau de toilette; "perfume water" literally in French
EDT: Eau de Toilette - a perfumed liquid containing a lower percentage of fragrant oils than is contained in ordinary perfume or eau de parfum
EXTRAIT: extracts, or handkerchief perfumes, containing about 10–25 percent perfume concentrates
FB or FB WORTHY: Full Bottle or Full Bottle Worthy
FLANKER: Different versions or editions of a particular fragrance with sometimes subtle, sometimes significant variations, but often bearing the same base name and original look of the bottle
FLORENCE SCENTINGALE: Ruth Kaminski.
FRAGHEAD: Similar to Perfumista / Perfumisto, a serious fragrance enthusiast
FRAGRANCENET: An online store infamous for low priced niche and designer fragrances. And yes, it's legit.
FRAGRANTICA: Online encyclopedic guide to fragrance with reviews and a searchable database
FUMENTIA: A state induced by too much huffing of 'fume, especially after decanting or creating.
FUMEPHORIA: related to Fumentia but it is induced by prolonged inhalation of only really good perfumes, resulting in a transcendent state of mind and highly elevated mood
GREEDY GREEDY PERFUME BEASTY: Tamara Jackson
GPH: Gucci Pour Homme
HALLE IN A HOT CAR TRAUMA: Experienced when one has applied something sweet, caramelly, buttery, spicy and/or particularly loathsome and then gotten into a 90+-degree car.
HdP: Histoires de Parfums
HTF: Hard To Find
IFRA: International Fragrance Association - an international regulatory association that ensures standards for fragrance manufacturing are followed
ISO E SUPER: the trademark name of an aromachemical used frequently in perfumery; described as smooth, woody amber. Although not a pheromone itself, it has the effect of other people noticing you or your fragrance but not quite being able to put their finger on the reason why. This is because ordinary fragrances are designed to project themselves over a wide radius, whilst Iso E Super is designed to cling to the skin, swapping itself between opulence and simplicity, sometimes being quite noticeable, sometimes undetectable.
JASMAGINA: This word was invented by a lovely MUA member, to describe,well you know, certain scents some of us love.This term was first spotted in aMUA review of Boudoir, where the author stated "Jasmagina, I would not wear this in pubic, I mean public."
JCE: Jean-Claude Ellena; a perfumer known particularly for formulating many Hermes fragrances among others
JHAG: Juliette Has A Gun
JUICE: Really good perfume.
LDDM: L'air du Desert Marocain, by Andy Tauer
LEMMING: (noun) small, innocuous looking, furred creature that takes up residence in your brain. They naturally live in herds and reproduce rapidly. Inordinately attracted to good smelling perfumes and highly excited in the presence of words like "discontinued", "reformulated","new release" and "limited edition". The presence of Lemmings in our brains suppresses our natural ability to resist new perfumes;they are Resistance Receptor Inhibitors.
LIDG: Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain
LIDGE: Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme
LINEAR: description of a fragrance that develops little on the skin; The fragrance remains relatively the same throughout it's life, diverging from the typical top-heart-base note structure and showing little differentiation between stages.
LR: Lipstick Rose, by Frederic Malle
MAKEUP ALLEY (MUA): Social network for cosmetics and fragrance with product reviews and boards
MFK: Maison Francis Kurkdjian
MiN: MiN New York, a specialty perfume store
MiP: Midnight In Paris, by Van Cleef & Arpels
MR: Musc Ravageur, by Frederic Malle
NIB: New perfume in it's original box, may be opened, but untried.
NICHE: smaller, entrepreneurial perfume brands not supported by a large company, or from boutique artisanal perfume houses or workshops whose production is on a much smaller scale than designer fragrances, and whose presence in mainstream retail department stores is minimal or non-existent. These are the perfumes you will likely only find at a location specializing in perfume or high-end fragrance.
NOM: Related term to YUM, reserved almost exclusively for use with gourmands, followed closely by "I wanted to eat my own arm!"
NOM DE 'FUME: Special perfume alias used in blogs, as commenter or author.
OSMAGINE: to imagine what something would smell like. Example: "I haven't sniffed it yet either so you will have to use your osmagination."
OUDISM: Seemingly a cult established by the perfume industry that ensures that 2 of every 3 releases contains the word Oud (or Aoud) in the name of the fragrance, with varying degrees of the actual note.
OUT FOR DELIVERY: Term known to induce feelings of FUMEPHORIA. However, can also induce anxiety in the event of bad weather, signature requirement or in the horrifying circumstance that your spouse or s.o is home sick and gets to the package before you do.
PARFUMO: Online perfume guide, blog, reviews, and fragrance breakdown
PAYPAL GIFT: Seller accepts PayPal as payment but prefers it sent as a "Gift" option to avoid commission fees by PayPal for business transactions
PDT: Parfum de Toilette; a less common term that is generally analogous to Eau de Parfum
PERFUMIBAL: Someone with scent-eating skin.
PERFUMIGATE: (verb) to expose an enclosed area to a level of sillage that it causes an exodus of people and/or pets (often in a rushed & uncontrolled fashion). Noun: PERFUMIGATION
PERFUMISTA / PERFUMISTO: A seriously, sometimes obsessive, fragrance enthusiast who enjoys all things fragrance related.
PERFUMITZVAH: A generous perfume act.
PERFUMYXIATE: (verb)[perfume-ICCK-see-ate] to approach a loss of consciousness due to oxygen depletion in the surrounding air (see above: Hallein a Hot Car Trauma, HHCT) (see also: Perfumigation)
PHI: Phi Une Rose de Kandahar, by Tauer Perfumes
POAL: Portrait Of A Lady, by Frederic Malle
POORFUME: What you wear when you move into the Poorhouse.
PULLING THE TRIGGER: Giving in and making a purchase
RAOK: Random Act of Kindness; a giveaway drawing or simple giveaway.
RAOR (Random Act of Ruthness): Similar to a RISS but you weren't expecting anything.
RESISTANCE RECEPTOR INHIBITORS: (noun) see LEMMING.
RISS (Ruth-induced Squeee Syndrome): The loud, ecstatic, and very high-pitched sound heard when one opens a box of lovelies from FlorenceScentingale.
ROCKING IT: Not specific to wearing perfume, but wearing or exhibiting something proudly
SA: Sales Associate
SCENTAHOLIC: One is too many, 1,000 is never enough.
SCENTEUSE, masculine form SCENTEUR: (noun, from Fr.) One who experiences intense pleasure at the actions/reactions of others who have just encountered a particular perfume.
SCRUBBER: Fragrance applied and disliked so terribly, it requires immediate, thorough removal.
SDV: Spiritueuse Double Vanille (Guerlain)
SECOND-HAND SILLAGE: (noun) a condition resulting from being in close proximity to someone suffering from extreme over application where you realize you now smell like them.
SECOND-HAND SPRAY: (noun) an event where in the midst of vigorous spritzing you accidentally get the innocent family member /pet who happens to be nearby.
SES: (quasi medical) Spontaneous Ebay Syndrome (coined 2011). Identifying symptomology: palpitations, lightly sweating palms, sudden onset of jitteriness and stress that the desired item might be purchased by someone else before you can get it.
SILLAGE: the degree to which a perfume's fragrance lingers in the air when worn; projection.
SL: Serge Lutens
SMELLS LIKE AN OLD LADY: Term that is often used on perfume boards, but is usually only used ONCE by the poster, who is often driven into posting exile until the board cools off.
SMN: Santa Maria Novella
SNOWGLOBE: The response used when the Post Office employee asks you what is sloshing in your priority package. This sort of postal dishonesty is a symptom of SCENTAHOLISM: (see SCENTAHOLIC).
SOTD: Scent of the Day
SOTE: Scent of the Evening
SOTN: Scent of the Night
SOUD: The kind of oud that smells SOUR.
SPLIT: When a fragrance group member buys a full bottle of perfume and shares it with others by breaking it down into smaller portions for sale, offsetting the cost, often times just covering decanting materials and postage.
SPRAY IT FORWARD: Giving away perfume you love because you think someone else will love it, too.
STC: Surrender To Chance - one of several online companies that sells samples of perfume
SWAP: When two perfume people trade perfume
SWAPLIFTED: Ripped off during a perfume exchange.
SWEATER DIVE: A discreet "dip and sniff" maneuver that perfumistas of cleavage have learned to get away with in public. Perfumistas of both sexesalso routinely indulge in a related move, The Sweater Flap.
TDC: The Different Company
TDH: Terre d'Hermes
TF: Tom Ford
TPC: The Perfumed Court - one of several online companies
TRANSCENTITE: (noun) The perfumista or perfumisto who enjoys (openly or in secret) wearing scents marketed to the opposite gender.
UR: Une Rose, by Frederic Malle
VCA or VC&A: Van Cleef & Arpels
WHIPLASH SCENT (variant, WHIFFLASH): Perfume so awful you get whiplash snapping your head back from smelling it.
YUM: General term used to describe good smelling perfume by those of us who lean towards the left side of the brain. See also: NOM.
Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:38 PM
Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:25 PM
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